Sunday, July 13, 2014

Geekdom Madness: Miscellaneous Left

It's the penultimate preliminary.

This week's match-up: The Candy-Hearted Rag Dolly vs the Bloodthirsty Count

Let's meet the combatants:


A rag doll who belongs to a little girl named Marcella. She has many adventures with her brother Andy and various other toys in the nursery, and always with a positive attitude.

* Is extremely sweet (candy heart, after all)
* Is very accepting and forgiving
* Surprisingly proactive

* Very little physical strength
* Kind of creepy face
* Sometimes appears a little TOO close to her brother


A Romanian nobleman, suspected to either be or be connected to Vlad Tepes (pictured), renounced his faith for unknown reasons and gained the powers of darkness, turning into a vampire. After silently terrorizing nearby Carpathian villages for centuries, he invites some real-estate brokers from London to help him get a change of scenery...

* Has great physical strength
* Can enthrall the unsuspecting
* Has shapeshifting abilities

* Requires human blood to survive, and thus regards others as merely a food source
* Not overly fond of religious artifacts
* While he can move about during the day, it is not his natural time and his powers are weakened

Final Thoughts
Hmm, a girl's toy against a vampire. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they were just standing in for two OTHER massively popular franchises with a haterbase as big as their fanbases, neither of which I am familiar enough with to feel comfortable including on this list. But of course I actually do know better than that....right?....RIGHT?!

As always, make sure you're viewing the WEB version of the site and vote in the poll on the right-hand side of the screen. Poll closes Friday, and results posted on Saturday. Feel free to discuss your pick in the comments below.


  1. Well, dang, if they're gonna be stand-ins for what I think they're stand-ins for, I'm gonna go with the one that's not actively harmful (albeit with that sad male contingent of fandom that seems to strive to *make* it actively harmful...alas).

    1. I urge people to judge the contestants as they are, and not what they might have been.

      Though I would probably do the same in your shoes.